The 2020 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema kicks off Friday, March 20th at the PROXY Walk-In Theater.
Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at dusk with 'doors' opening at 6pm.
Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy an ice-cold Fort Point Beer (all beer proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!) and tasty offerings from Del Popolo pizza and The Chairman.
Bring a blanket and your friends, because it's going to be a good night.
Special thanks to Fort Point Beer Company for their generous support again this season!
* Friday, March 20th
Directed by Bong Joon Ho, 2019 [R]
Korean w/ english subtitles
Parasite, which centers on two families on opposite ends of the economic scale whose lives become intertwined, melds Bong's trademark talent for defying genre categorization and his cutting examinations of capitalism into a film that will take your breath away
- Karen Han, Polygon
A pitch black modern fairytale from Bong Joon Ho, PARASITE touches on the underlying forces that push and pull everyone in the grasp of capitalism. The less you know about this film, the better.
* Friday, March 27th
Directed by Christian Petzold, 2018 [not-rated]
German with english subtitles
This could as easily be the past, as viewed through a hall of mirrors, or an apocalyptic near-future, positioning the events on screen either as recontextualized history or timely cautionary tale.
- Guy Lodge, Variety
As fascism spreads, German refugee Georg (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. Living among refugees from around the world, Georg falls for Marie (Paula Beer), a mysterious woman searching for her husband-the man whose identity he has stolen. Adapted from Anna Segher's 1942 novel, TRANSIT transposes the original story to the present, blurring periods to create a timeless exploration of the plight of displaced people.
* Friday, April 3rd
Directed by Lulu Wang, 2019 [PG]
Almost in passing, "The Farewell" is a movie about the immigrant experience, a very American movie mostly set in Changchun, China. Billi's grandmother is Chinese. Her parents are in between cultures, and she is mostly American. But they're all bound together in the mystical allegiance known as family. This tale of cultural transition is an American story that has been told over and over, for centuries. But it rarely gets told this well.
- Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle
A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis, where she struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
* Friday, April 10th
Directed by Alma Har'el, 2019 [R]
Somewhere between a primal scream, a self-acceptance and even a forgiveness of sorts, this is an utterly unique bit of autobiography. Brave, bold, and a little batshit.
- Alex Godfrey, Empire
From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, HONEY BOY follows the stormy childhood and adult years of a young actor as he struggles to reconcile with the memory of his father over the course of a decade. A sincere and empathetic exploration of addiction, rage, and resentment, HONEY BOY is equal parts cinematic memoir and therapy session.
* Friday, April 17th
Directed by Nelly Ben Hayoun, 2015 [not-rated]
DISASTER PLAYGROUND is a real film at the edge of space fiction. The film follows scientists leading the monitoring and deflection of hazardous Near Earth Objects and the real-life procedures in place in the event of an asteroid collision with the earth.